There’s no better way to transition your wardrobe into fall than with a new jacket. We’re guilty of wearing the same one season after season… but not this year! With the amount of cute jackets popping up in our favourite stores, it’s impossible not to fall in love with something. Keep reading to see our go-to styles, and how we like to wear them.
1) The Bomber Jacket
It’s impossible to go shopping right now without seeing a bomber jacket around every corner – and for good reason. Besides being super comfy, they have a sporty, streetwear feel and go just as well with slinky dresses as they do with jeggings and a tee. This fall, opt for a bomber in an autumnal shade, like green or brown, to ensure it will go with everything. Throw on a pair of trendy Adidas runners and tie a plaid shirt around your waist for an effortlessly cool vibe.
2) The Modern Trench
Simultaneously modern and classic, trenches are a foolproof way to give your outfit a sophisticated edge. This season, we’re moving away from the more common beige or camel options, and gravitating towards grey. In an unexpected suede, this isn’t your typical trench, but it has the same sophisticated effect. Have fun with texture by mixing the suede jacket with a knit dress and a leather bag in a rich colour. Wear with a swipe of vampy lipstick for maximum impact.
3) The Leather Jacket
Did you think we were going to forget about the trusty leather jacket? We don’t see this staple going away anytime soon. It’s the ultimate investment piece, and is probably the most versatile item you can have in your closet this fall. When worn with funky windowpane pants (we're obsessed) and a burnt orange turtleneck, it looks a little bit punk, but still chic enough for the office. Wear with distressed jeans and a toque for a more casual look, or dress it up with a mini skirt and this season’s head-turning accessories.
Visit these St. Vital Centre retailers to shop the looks (check stores for availability):
Look #1 - Bomber Jacket
Green bomber jacket: Garage, $69.95
Grey crewneck sweater: Garage, $39.95
Black denim: Dynamite, $59.95
Adidas runners: Browns, $100.00
Plaid button up: Reitmans, $44.90
Green cap: Call it Spring, $14.99
Look #2 - Modern Trench
Grey trench: Le Chateau, $119.99
Turtleneck dress: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $273
Brown ankle boots: Aldo, $150.00
Hoop earrings: Reitmans, $8.90
Burgundy handbag: Reitmans, $49.90
Look #3 - Leather Jacket
Black leather jacket: BCBGMAXAZRIA, $698.00
Burnt orange turtleneck: Dynamite, $34.95
Windowpane leggings: Le Chateau, $89.95
Platform sneakers: Browns (Wishbone), $198.00
Black circular handbag: Boes (Guess), $145.00